Di Wang (NHC Fellow, 2006–07)

Project Title:

Public Life Under Socialism: Teahouses in Revolutionary and Reformist Chengdu, 1950-2000

Texas A&M University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2006–07

Di Wang revised his book manuscript The Teahouse: Small Business, Everyday Culture, and Public Politics in Chengdu, 1900-1950 (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2008). He wrote two chapters for his book Public Life under Socialism: Teahouses in Revolutionary and Reformist Chengdu, 1950-2000, and an article, "Mysterious Communication: The Secret Language of the Gowned Brotherhood in Nineteenth-Century Sichuan," for Late Imperial China (special issue, Spring 2008).